Trekking In Nepal Himalayas
As I offer wide ranges of Nepal treks you can choose either
Teahouse Style (lodge trekking) or Camping Trek (Fully organized
trekking). Regarding all the trekking itineraries included
in this section have fully tried and tested and found to
be suitable for all age groups but trekking itineraries
are designed and classified according to their difficulty
and duration of holiday in Nepal. I have planned trekking
days carefully so that we have time to stand and stare as
well as acclimatize to the high altitudes. I hope this grading
provides a way for you to compare different treks to find
a rout to suite your fitness level in Nepal trip. I have
categorized all my treks in the following ranks.
Obviously easiest trips are designed to be enjoyed by anyone.
For those trekkers who do not have any previous experience,
I offer a diverse range of easy Grade “A” treks.
Categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing
or ascents to high altitudes is involved. However the treks
still involve walking up and down gradual hills, on well-defined
trails and daily stages of 5 to 6 hours along good passable
trails in your pace through 3000 meters of altitude about
10 kilometers per day, for usually a week and this treks
are suitable for most people with an average level of fitness.
Trekking in this category are also suited to family groups
with younger children or those with limited time. This lower
altitude treks often provide colorful horizons of a whole
series of ranges.
In Annapurna region the Ghorepani / Poon Hill Trekking
and Jomsom / Muktinath Trek or Pokhara – Ghandruk
Treks are relatively easy, shorter treks and quite popular
for diversity in both landscape and people and you will
find terrain and views splendid. The well-beaten trail takes
you in the heart of the central Nepal Himalayas. The tea-
house along these routes offer hot water and western style
food. The Panchase Trekking and Siklesh Trekking are rarely
traveled but best destination for spectacular mountain views
and Gurung cultures in Annapurna region. If the idea of
tea-house trekking appeals to you but you would prefer to
escape from the crowds, then the Helambu Trekking could
be your ideal choice. This is one of the most convenient
trekking area close to capital and a relatively low altitude
trek with a simpler tea house but famous for its wonderful
culture, sight of enormous snowy mountains and spectacular
green valley. To really get away from it all, try the Shivapuri
Trekking, or the Royal Trek. Whilst you will still pass
through many remote villages, these regions are so unspoiled
as to have no tea-house, and only a camping trek is an option.
Again, the fantastic range of Annapurna mountains, Ganesh
Himal, and Manaslu can be viewed on these treks.
Grade B treks begin to present more of a challenge to first
time trekkers and are more tougher than Grade A. So these
treks are suitable for any walker looking for something
a little more challenging and energetic. In this sector,
I have included trekking at the higher altitudes in Annapurna,
Langtang Himalayan regions and far western Nepal. The treks
will reach elevations approaching 4,500 meters involving
more walking up and down and sometimes slightly higher where
you will be rewarded with close –up views of big mountains
and generally are of at least fourteen days duration. The
treks in these categories are still suitable for people
of all ages although small children will probably find them
You can choose Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, which is a
well-trodden rout with good tea house facilities that gets
you close to glaciers and affords spectacular mountain views.
For something a little more remote, but still with the option
of simple tea- house try a trek in the beautiful Langtang
Region. From the Langtang Base Camp, you have the additional
option of scaling a trekking peak. For a moderate trek out
in the wilds, Ganesh Himal Trek would be a good choice.
If you are looking for wilderness and solitude travel, the
trek to Rara Lake Trek is an ideal choice. It is similarly
remote and is a good option for the summer season as rainfall
is low. The last two regions are relatively unknown by tourists.
There are no teahouse so we need to camp.
These trips include a physical component with some mountains
experience. Some appreciation of adventure travel is also
important, as steep climbing may be involved, although it
is never necessary to use ropes and traveling conditions
can be tough. Trekking involves some steeper up and down
on well-defined trails and altitudes exceed 5,500 meters.
Treks at this level can be arranged for periods of 7-25
For a popular and spectacular trek with the possibility
of staying in well- developed teahouses the Annapurna Circuit
Trekking is a good choice or you can take an optional route
to Tilicho Lake Trek from Manang on Annapurna Circuit which
is an area of rough and wild beauty. For an all- round experience
of the scenery and cultures of Nepal this trek has a lot
to offer. A gradual ascent through a green river valley
will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will
reach the altitude of 5,416m at Thorong La.
Another very popular trekking, with good teahouse facilities,
are the Everest Base Camp Trek or Everest / Gokyo Trek in
Everest Region. This trek takes you into the heart of the
soaring peaks and cultures of the Everest region to the
foot of the great peak of itself. If you wish a trek off
the beaten track, wild and restricted areas, the trail to
Upper Mustang Trek (max. elevation 5,400m) north of the
Annapurna range offers fantastic landscapes and mystical
cultures. Or you can choose Makalu Base Camp Trekking, the
fifth highest peak in the world, traverses through isolated
valleys and high mountains passes (max. elevation 5,350m).
For those who are wishing to visit less touristy area I
have accumulated a variety of treks to Non-Touristy Areas
Of Nepal at this “C” level that provide a wilderness
experience in both natural and cultural aspect.
Grade D treks are only for real adventures. The main component
at this level is likely to be a long, high altitude trek,
uphill mountain with the possibility of some rope lambing
that requires physical and mental stamina. A high level
preparation is essential before embarking on one of these
adventures. Altitudes will often exceed 5,000 meters where
people are living in high mountains/high deserts and the
treks involve camping for relatively long periods about
20-28 days or sometime more than that. So excellent physical
condition is essential and mountaineering experience is
A trek to isolated, the heavily restricted Dolpo Trek (max.
elevation 4,500m) in north-west Nepal captivates visitors
with its emerald Phoksundo Lake and magnificent scenery
of wild and pristine landscape, which is unlike most part
of Nepal Himalayas. Manaslu Trek in central Nepal (maximum
elevation 5,213m) offers a whole range of pristine eco systems.
A trek to Kanchanjunga Trek, the third highest of the world’s
peaks will take you into the remote far east region of Nepal.
It is one of Nepal’s least trekked areas and certainly
one of the most beautiful. In Langtang region a trek to
Ganja La pass (5,200meters) that connects between Langtang
to Helambu is one of rewarding pass with the views of the
valley and peaks of Langtang Himal. For those who are interested
in the rugged scenery and the scattered traditional villages
a trek to Simikot (Mt. Kailash) can fulfill their aspiration.
If you are really adventures and want the ultimate challenge,
the Dhaulagiri Trek is the most difficult of my featured
treks. This region is new territory for trekkers and involves
challenging trekking on rough high terrain.